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Online Businesses which make good $ for webmasters
Do you know of any??
eljefe3

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 3:52 pm on Sep 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

I haven't really seen this discussed here so I'll bring up our favorite subject...making more money. Does anyone know of any legitimate industries where having a good ranking will generate good income. For example, I do quite nicely by having pages ranked for different prescription medications (viagra, etc.) However, if there are other industries where having a high rank would be monetarily beneficial, I think we would all like to explore (time permitting!) other good legit avenues in which to increase our income.

Thanks.

 

pshea

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 12:11 am on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

In the end, making money is about hard, hard work, creativity, resourcefulness and having the courage to create intelligent opportunities where a little bit of luck can put you over the edge.

But since you had the courage to ask, here's a freebie.

Lamps. Unbelievably overpriced in the retail world for incredibly inexpensive materials. But is anyone searching for lamps on the web?

Here's an even better idea. Study what people are searching for here [searchengineworld.com] and put your thinking cap on.

eljefe3

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 2:26 am on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

pshea,

Thanks for the advice. I've done quite a bit of studying and I've found that not all searches result in the same amount of revenue. I'm currently getting averaging about $1.25 per click and was just trying to see if there were other industries where by having a good rank would generate anything close to this....Lamps, good tip. I never would have thought of that one.

DaveAtIFG

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 2:40 am on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

Cell phones are selling like crazy right now and will continue to do so for the next five years or more. As an affiliate I'm doing quite well right now without the costs or hassle of a mail order business.

Another affiliate program that can provide exceptional income is selling long distance service. I'm in one that doesn't pay a dime for the initial sale but offers a commission on usage from now on...

I'm reluctant to posts specifics in the forums but I'll email specifics if you'd like them.

eljefe3

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 2:44 am on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

DaveALT,

That's exactly the nuggest of information that I was looking for. Please email me via the address in my profile. Thanks & I'll reciprocate with some good info.

tedster

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 3:16 am on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

With deregulation now moving beyond phone service and starting to hit other utilities, like electricity, there just may be a boom in reselling power, gas, etc.

It would be nice to hit the salad days. This is one area I'm watching, that's for sure.

DaveAtIFG

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 4:23 am on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

I've been thinking the same thing tedster. If you find and open door let me know and I'll do the same for you...

metaman

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 3:30 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

I think we'll continue seeing more and more people look for natural ways to prevent/heal diseases and health problems. I think many people are getting sick of prescription drugs (sorry eljefe ;) ) and will seek out a natural alternative. Of course, prescription drugs will likely always sell well... but the wellness industry will continue to grow too.

Also, the home based business market is booming.. I don't think that needs much explanation. People are sick of the rat race, they want to work at home.

Target both these markets and you will win, I think. That's what I'm doing and it's working out quite well (email me if interested).

NFFC

WebmasterWorld Senior Member nffc us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 3:44 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

"If you see a bandwagon, it's too late."

James Goldsmith

bluesriff

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 4:26 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

I have been giving this a lot of thought for some time now. With the ability to get pages ranked from fairly well to REALLY well I haven't been able to figure out why the regulars in here aren't filthy rich already...lol. The idea I came up with is "How To" books. There are a LOT of well written books out there that are buried in Amazon because of LONG alphbetical listings in each catagory. I just put up a site where the catagory (key word phrase) gets (according to goto) 164,000 inquiries a month. This of course brings us back to an earlier thread about e-commerce. I found one that costs a straight $50 a month. No contract. No purchase of software. Customize your own page. Quick setup. No muss-no fuss. But I digress. So it's BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS for me. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

metaman

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 1:58 am on Sep 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

Good move bs (bluesriff, not bull s*** ;) ).

There are so many marketers out there hawking their information products. People put these things together in anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, tailor them to a market and get rich quick (well, it's not quite that easy I'm sure).

You might try some direct marketing style tactics (which can be witnessed all over the web), to get people interested in the books at your site and get a click out of them over to amazon. I haven't looked at your site.. Just a general recommendation.

Added:

"I haven't been able to figure out why the regulars in here aren't filthy rich already"

I know what you mean. Get creative and you can think of some durn good markets to target, and some even better things to do with that traffic. It's just a matter of being totally focused on your bottom line I feel (hell with SE stress if I can create a 6 figure a month income!). I figure, I'll bust my butt at this for the next year or so and retire or something.

Although I must admit it keeps me very busy and I do enjoy the challenge.

Mastah Blastah

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 4:34 pm on Sep 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

Here's one for you reseller guy's -

Why has no one started a meta-reseller?

Give you a cataglog of all the possibly resold products to sell through them? Then you could build sets of products, and resell package deal-eeos?

¦\/¦ ¦3

scott

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 5:58 pm on Sep 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

Mastah, they have a little infomercial for that now, I believe. It's called the "Internet Toolbox." It's just a little better disguised than that.

oilman

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 6:05 pm on Sep 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

Yeah - it's that Don Lapree guy. Man - he makes me laugh.

digiprojex

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 3:57 pm on Nov 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

Just started it recently, actually it's also a resell program. Take a look at my site www.shoptronix.com where I resell some electronic consumer goods.

Don't know the eventual success with this kind of venture, but is giving it a try. Any thoughts or suggestions?

DaveAtIFG

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 4:16 pm on Nov 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

digiprojex, Welcome to WmW! I wish you luck with your site, it could make some decent money, the prices seem competive. It looks like a machine generated site, nicely done, but likely impossible to get listed in Yahoo. Hopefully, you have access to and can tune the meta tags so you can listed well elsewhere. Let us know how you do with it, OK?

digiprojex

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 14 posted 11:07 am on Nov 29, 2000 (gmt 0)

Me again

Thanx for the positive input!

Yes, I have access to the meta keywords as well as the meta descriptions. I loaded this site on a framed page, and optimized my noframes page tags as well.

I am in the process to make doorway pages which would all link to my index.htm, due to the fact that it would not be possible to link them to individual pages in the shopping cart (very long URL, and I also prefer visitors to end up at shoptronix.com than my fulfillment partner's URL.

I use Dreamweaver, icsave, WP Gold and dumptruck to create doorway pages and submit to SE'S.

I am actually busy with my 2nd site now which would sell power tools. I am using shoptronix as a test site but hope to generate some income from it as well.

Thanx again for all the valuable advice!

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